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The Craft Village, Donegal Co Donegal
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Tom Dooley’s smart little café at the Craft Village just outside Donegal Town has won a lot of friends for its warm and friendly atmosphere and excellent freshly cooked food that offers much more than would be expected of a coffee shop.
  • Boat Trips
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf 18 hole
  • Golf nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Shop - boutique
  • Shop - Gift
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Asian Fusion
  • Bistro
  • Café
  • Contemporary International
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Al Fresco
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • No Music Restaurant
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

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Tom Dooley’s smart little café at the Craft Village just outside Donegal Town has won a lot of friends for its warm and friendly atmosphere and excellent freshly cooked food that offers much more than would be expected of a coffee shop.


Tempting cakes, desserts and breads are all homemade and chef Arturo de Alba Gonzalez’s menus include a frequently-changed blackboard, offering cooked-to-order dishes like real vegetable soups, fried polenta, prosciutto, garlic mushrooms and mixed leaves or white wine risotto with chargrilled chicken and seared asparagus, also salads like smoked chicken & avocado and, for the hungry young Mexican, the highly popular chimichangas.


Ingredients are impeccably sourced and everything looks and tastes delicious - the quality of the food and good cooking both show on the plate.


Service, under Tom’s supervision, is knowledgeable and efficient - with good espresso coffee and an extensive tea menu to go with the great home bakes, this makes a good daytime stop.


And, although the coffee shop is small, there’s a large outdoor eating area for fine weather.


*Tom also supplies delicious baked goods to The Coffee Dock in Bundoran.

Seats 30 (outdoors, 16); Open Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm (L 12-4); set L €17.50; children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); SC disc. Closed Sun, 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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1.6km outside town on old Ballyshannon road.

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